Geochemistry, Origin and Age of Groundwaters in the Stripa (Sweden) Test Mine
The evaluation of a potential repository site for nuclear waste must include premining assessment of the hydrology and geochemistry of groundwaters which eventually will fill the repository in the post-emplacement phase. Neither can be predicted a priori, and both will strongly depend on the regional geology of the area. This paper presents aspects of geochemical observations made on groundwater from the Stripa test site in Sweden, where a granitic pluton adjacent to a 400 year old iron ore mine was mined for a variety of tests relevant to rock stability, fracture hydrology and geochemistry within the context of nuclear waste disposal.
KeywordsTotal Dissolve Solid Mine Water Shallow Groundwater Fracture System Deep Groundwater
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